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Rockholds woman injures bailiff, has to be carried from Whitley courtroom

A Rockholds woman had to be physically removed from a Whitley County courtroom Monday afternoon after the judge held her in contempt of court. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, the incident began about 2 p.m. when 42-year-old Shannon Fox Hamblin came before Judge Paul...

Local law enforcement warning of rash of property crimes

Area law enforcement is asking residents in the Fifth Street and Barton Mill Road areas of Corbin to be on guard following a series of property crimes. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, the most recent incident occurred Wednesday at a residence on Fifth Street....

Corbin woman charged with setting fire to occupied trailer

A Corbin woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to burn down a mobile home while the resident was inside. Fifty-year-old Teresa Bunch is facing one count of first-degree arson in connection with alleged incident on Jan. 2. According to the complaint filed against...

Search continues for missing Ohio man

About 15 search and rescue officials from South Whitley, Woodbine and Pleasant View volunteer fire departments, along with Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses, spent nearly three hours Friday afternoon searching for a missing Ohio man along the northbound...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

Rockholds man accused of breaking woman’s ribs appears in court

A Rockholds man, who allegedly broke a woman’s ribs while assaulting her last month, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

Dump truck crash demolishes utility pole

Some Eastern Whitley County residents lost power and landline phone service Saturday evening after a dump truck wrecked cutting a utility pole in two. Around 7:15 p.m., a dump truck, which was hauling dirt, wrecked near the intersection of Highway 92E and Highway 904, and came to...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Whitley County man charged with shooting, beating and holding woman prisoner

Corbin Police arrested a Whitley County man wanted in connection with a shooting that was reported Sunday afternoon in the Devil’s Creek community. Fifty-three-year-old Michael A Morris is facing charges of first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Corbin...

Ex-Whitley County Judge-Exectuive Leroy Gilbert passes away

Former Whitley County Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert passed away Thursday at his home at the age of 78. He served as judge-executive from 1993-1998, and was a life-long member of East Corbin Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Gilbert; one daughter,...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017

No decision yet on whether to seek death penalty in triple homicide case

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. Prosecutors haven’t decided yet whether they will seek the death penalty against a Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her two teenage daughters and her husband on...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

Woman critically injured during I-75 crash Monday

One person had to be flown out by emergency medical helicopter following a three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Whitley County, and was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m....
Posted On 01 Feb 2017